Updates

We will provide updates of what is happening as we move towards the two Bunbury Catholic College campuses becoming two separate Colleges from Term One, 2020.

Our news feed is below and will be updated when further information is available.

Relevant documents can be downloaded on the right of screen.




We will provide updates of what is happening as we move towards the two Bunbury Catholic College campuses becoming two separate Colleges from Term One, 2020.

Our news feed is below and will be updated when further information is available.

Relevant documents can be downloaded on the right of screen.




  • Our Lady of Mercy College uniform finalised

    25 October, 2019

    Our Lady of Mercy Uniform Update

    The new Our Lady of Mercy College uniform has been finalised and is as per the storyboard that has been uploaded to the Community Hub.

    It can be accessed via the Document Library tab or the following link: https://connect.cewa.edu.au/46642/documents/118983

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    The Our Lady of Mercy College uniform will no longer be seasonal. This means that students may wear their desired College approved uniform configuration for the whole year.

    There will be a formal uniform that students will be expected to wear when representing the College at official school events.

    The 2020 Year 7 cohort will commence Term 1 wearing the sports uniform only, however the formal uniform will be available to purchase from the Our Lady of Mercy College uniform shop at the beginning of Term 2. When the formal uniform is available the students will only wear the sports uniform on the day their PE class is scheduled.

    Current students who purchase a new house polo will be expected to purchase the Our Lady of Mercy College navy shorts, socks, sports jacket and/or tracksuit pants.

    YEAR 10/11/12 students may purchase the Our Lady of Mercy College soft shell jacket (this may only be available at the beginning of Term 2), in place of the Our Lady of Mercy College sports jacket.

    The new Our Lady of Mercy College soft shell jacket may only be worn either with the Our Lady of Mercy College formal or sports uniform. This means that Year 10/11/12 students who purchase the soft shell jacket, will either have to purchase the Our Lady of Mercy College formal uniform or continue to wear the correct BCC uniform.

    Uniform:

    Our Lady of Mercy College blue formal shirt (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College formal tartan skirt (female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College formal grey long pants (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College grey shorts (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College navy blue jumper (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College sky blue socks (female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College grey socks (male)

    Our Lady of Mercy College House polo (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College polo (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College tracksuit (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College white sports socks (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College soft shell navy jacket (male and female Years 10 – 12 ONLY)

    Hats:

    The wearing of a College hat, by our junior students, when outside, is compulsory during Terms 1 and 4. The recommended style is one that provides good shade to the face, neck and ears, when outdoors. The older students (Years 10–12) are strongly encouraged to wear a suitable hat when outdoors, since sun protection is paramount when making healthy living choices. The College cap may be worn, but they do not offer the same level of protection as does a broad brimmed hat.

    Our Lady of Mercy College navy bucket hat (male and female)

    Our Lady of Mercy College navy cap (male and female)

    Shoes:

    Black, lace-up leather school shoes, with a heel, that offer firm foot/ankle support. Any form of soft shoe, trainers or ballet style pumps, is not permitted. Soft shoe styles that have laces, do not qualify as regulation school shoes.

    Sports Uniform:

    In 2020 students are permitted to wear their sports uniform to and from the College on the days that they have Dance, Physical Education/Recreation, PE Studies, Certificates in Sport and Outdoor Education, electives of Outdoor Education and lower school PE electives. This will change once the Sports Centre change rooms are available at the beginning of 2021.

  • BCC principal and uniform update

    29 July, 2019

    As mentioned previously, the Principal appointment process for the BCC Marist campus will conclude with the announcement of the Principal on 2 September.

    Mr Rob Crothers, the Principal for Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC), has already visited the Mercy campus during the semester break and will visit the school during this term to meet with staff and students.
    Mr Crothers is also involved in the discussions which are underway with regards the school identity (Mission, logos, uniform, colours, etc) and staffing.

    Thank you to the many parents who have provided feedback on the planning of OLMC.
    We will be providing further opportunities for feedback on our logo.

    When we have more details on a possible uniform, this will also be shared with parents for your feedback.
    As has been mentioned several times, it is intended that current students will not be required to purchase the new uniform.
    It is also expected that the 2020 Year 7 cohort will not buy the old BCC uniform.

    We anticipate we will have a sport uniform available for the commencement of the school year and the 2020 Year 7 cohort will wear the new sports uniform to school until the remainder of the uniform items become available throughout the year.
    Students in other year groups may also choose to purchase the new uniform items as they become available.

  • Our Lady of Mercy College principal announced

    23 July, 2019

    On behalf of the Executive Director of Catholic Education, Dr Debra Sayce, I would like to announce that Mr Rob Crothers has been appointed as Principal at Our Lady of Mercy College, Australind.

    Rob comes to our school community from his current position as Principal at Nagle Catholic College, Geraldton, a position he has held for six years.

    Prior to this Rob was Head of Secondary at Newman College, Churchlands, from 2006 to 2013.

    Previously, Rob has held the position of Head of Middle School at Ursula Frayne Catholic College, Victoria Park, for two years.

    Rob will take up his new position on 1 January 2020.

    We congratulate Rob on his appointment and look forward to working with him in our school and community.

    Yours sincerely

    Danny Griffin, School Board Chair

  • College name announced

    05 June, 2019

    Bishop Holohan has acknowledged the heritage of our school and the significant contribution of the Sisters of Mercy to Catholic education in the South West by naming the Mercy campus as Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC).

    I am sure this will be shortened by most people to ‘Mercy’ which makes for a smooth transition of the school identity.

    The consultation process to articulate the school identity for OLMC will commence next week with an initial series of ‘Discovery’ sessions with staff, parents and students.

    I am grateful to those members of our community who have accepted the invitation to participate in these sessions.

    As this consultation process continues there will be further opportunities for the wider community to contribute.